financial market

Asian Stocks Slammed by Fed Rate Hike Risks

Asian stock markets sank on Wednesday, tracking overnight losses on Wall Street as investors awaited an interest rate hike and more hawkish signals from the Federal Reserve. Hong Kong’s technology-heavy Hang Seng index continued to lag its peers, falling 1.5%, while Japan’s Nikkei 225 index lost 1.3%. The day’s losses also negated a soft rebound seen earlier this week. Market focus was squarely…

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Dow Futures Tick Higher After Indices Post Their Worst Week Since June

US. stock futures were trading slightly higher during Sunday’s evening deals, after major benchmark indices posted their greatest weekly losses in 3 months, with investors remaining cautious amid persistent inflation fears ahead of Federal Reserve’s two-day meeting and rate decision later this week. By 19:10 ET (23:10 GMT) Dow Jones Futures and S&P 500 Futures were up 0.2% apiece, while…

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Will Mining Die With Ethereum 2.0?

The crypto community is celebrating the coming of Ethereum 2.0, however, there are also concerns for miners. Since Ethereum has switched to a proof-of-stake model, mining Ether will no longer be necessary. Due to this, mining machinery will become obsolete, leaving miners with fewer options. KEY TAKEAWAYSEthereum merge is the transition from proof-of-work consensus mechanisms to a proof-of-stake model.Transitioning to…

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Oil prices and financial markets brace for recession

The apparent contradiction between the real economy and financial markets has puzzled some commentators but is normal around a peak in the business cycle. U.S. economic data remains strong but a range of financial indicators point to a sharp slowdown over the next year that would dampen oil consumption and lead to lower prices. The apparent contradiction between the real…

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